Silk Road

A Novel of Eighth-Century China

by Jeanne Larsen



Book Details

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Publication Date : 6/11/2009

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 452
ISBN : 9781440138881

About the Book

SILK ROAD takes you into the golden age of China’s multi-cultural Tang dynasty. Aided by ghosts, goddesses, dragons, and her own determination, the heroine becomes a courtesan, a musician, a runaway, a wandering swordswoman, a poet, and more.

“Larsen has used a dazzling diversity of prose styles to adroitly demonstrate how history is transmuted through the centuries into something not quite true, yet not entirely illuminating and absorbing story.”
Publishers Weekly

“A joyful blend of scholarship and fancy and an appreciation of the simple, strong, lyrical line of Chinese verse. But this is mainly magical fun.”
Kirkus Reviews

About the Author

Jeanne Larsen’s books include the other two novels in her Avalokitesvara trilogy, Bronze Mirror and Manchu Palaces, as well as James Cook in Search of Terra Incognita: A Book of Poems, Brocade River Poems: Selected Works of the Tang Dynasty Courtesan Xue Tao, and Williow, Wine, Mirror, Moon: Women’s Poems from Tang China. She teaches at Hollins University in Virginia.